The following agencies are friends to the Children’s Safety Center and are available to help when you need it most. Click on any of the links below to find out how they can assist you and your family.
2-1-1 is a free telephone service that connects individuals in need to important community services in Northwest Arkansas. 2-1-1 is the direct link between people who need and people who can give help. The 2-1-1 call center serves Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties. Depending on local resources, referral services include:
- Food banks, shelters, and rent/utility assistance
- Health insurance programs, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- Employment support
- Support services for children and the elderly
The ACC Hotline assists with calls concerning suicide, substance abuse, physical and emotional abuse, relationship violence, divorce, loneliness, rape, depression, HIV/AIDS, financial difficulties, runaways and other youth issues, emergency shelter, pregnancy, sexual orientation, etc. We work closely with battered women’s shelters, counseling centers, rape crisis centers and many other community service providers to ensure that our callers receive the help needed during times of crises.
It is our belief that every person has the right to live in a home and in the community as an active and accepted member. Our intent is to support the presence and participation of children and adults with developmental disabilities in their homes and communities.
The Center for Effective Parenting positively impacts children by helping parents and those who work with parents enhance their knowledge, skills, and attitudes regarding parenting. The Center focuses on training, service, and research in order to have a broad impact in facilitating the healthy growth and development of children.
Child Care Aware of NWA is a non-profit organization that provides child care referrals in 14 counties in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Other services include parenting classes, child care provider education, training and professional development opportunities. We also host the Healthy Families America Home Visiting Program. All services are free to you and the community.
Protecting Arkansas’ children by investing in child advocacy centers.
Medical services for low income and uninsured people of Northwest Arkansas. With 13 locations in NWA we pursue our mission by addressing the needs of the community near their home with medical clinics in Springdale, Rogers and Siloam Springs; dental clinics in Springdale and Rogers; and school-based health centers in Springdale, Fayetteville, Prairie Grove, Lincoln and Siloam Springs. We deliver care to thousands of patients who would have nowhere else to go for healthcare. No one is turned away, regardless of their ability to pay. We believe that every person should have access to quality primary and prevention care, regardless of household income.
Economic Opportunity Agency of Northwest Arkansas is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income households in the region succeed. By administering a range of programs designed to address the roots of poverty, we can direct more of each program’s funds toward assisting those in need, rather than toward administration.
HWOA engages in activities that reflect our mission to advance educational opportunities for Hispanic women and their families, to celebrate and teach others about our cultures, and to become active participants in the community.
NWA Center for Equality is a grassroots community and advocacy organization working to achieve full equality while creating an environment that embraces, promotes and supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally community of Northwest Arkansas.
Northwest Arkansas Center for Sexual Assault provides a safe haven of healing and hope to adults affected by sexual violence. Since 1982, our mission-driven work has offered free, comprehensive support to adult survivors of sexual assault while actively addressing the individual and community hurt caused by those who perpetrate.
Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter provides safe and temporary shelter, 24- hour confidential crisis line, court advocacy, Spanish bilingual services, children’s advocacy, and support groups for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and the children of those victims.
Our mission is to END family violence by empowering victims to survive and thrive by nurturing their self-determination and courage; and to promote healthy relationships and communities through education, outreach, and advocacy. If you or someone you know is in a violent relationship, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline. Our bi-lingual staff is available to talk about your particular situation, provide emotional support, offer referrals to community resources, and help with leaving your abuser.